Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors. This course includes description of current DBT research outcomes; criteria to identify DBT recipients; developing the structures of the DBT program; learning the functions, modes and tools of DBT as well as the function of the consultation team.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the current DBT research outcomes.
- Explain the biosocial theory of development and maintenance of emotion dysrsegulation disorders.
- Determine who will be treated in their DBT program.
- Explain dialectics.
- Decide on the modes and functions of their DBT program.
- List the Stages and Targets in DBT.
- Begin structuring their DBT program.
- List the change skills in DBT.
- List the acceptance skills in DBT.
- Describe the change strategies in DBT.
- Explain the purpose of chain analysis in DBT.
- List the levels of validation in DBT.
- Explain the importance of coaching in DBT.
- Describe the two communication strategies in DBT.
- Discuss the case management strategies in DBT.
- Explain the function of consultation team in DBT.
This introduction to DBT is intended for invited clinicians in the DBH provider agencies network
Participants must attend entire presentation and complete course evaluations as required in order to receive credits.